International Year of the Ocean (1998)


Irrawaddy Dolphins    Bottlenose Dolphins

Sperm Whales    Dugongs or Indian Sea Cows


 Issue Name: International Year of the Ocean
 Thai Issue Name: ปีทะเลสากล
 Issue Date: 1998/2541-07-19
 Cause: To recognize the value and significance of the seas and oceans, and to campaign for national, as well as international cooperation in using and conserving seas, oceans and coastal environments. UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) announced the year 1998 to be the International Year of the Ocean.
 Catalogue Number: 1998/30-33
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 6 Baht, 9 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 6 Baht, 9 Baht, 12 Baht
 Complete Set: 32 Baht (unused), 22 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,000,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai-British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Illustration of the prize winning drawings of the 1996 International Letter Writing Week stamp drawing competition entitled Sea Mammals: 1. Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris); 2. Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus); 3. Sperm Whales (Physeter catodon); 4. Dugongs or Indian Sea Cows (Dugong dugon). In the top left corner is the logo of the International Year of the Ocean, which consists of the latter text curved over a pale blue circle, which at the bottom has a highly stylized dark blue wave and the letters IOC, that are placed and shaped in such a way that they form an anchor, while underneath the circle is the name UNESCO, printed as a straight text, rather than curved like the text on top.
 Related Link: Irrawaddy Dolphin